lead pastor

john s. mizgerd

I grew up in Allentown, PA with a great family along with a Roman Catholic background. As a young teenager, my Mother had an encounter with Jesus and became Born Again. After witnessing her complete transformation, one year later, I received Christ and began to wholeheartedly follow Him. In the next few years, I gained a love for His Word, experienced more of His Holy Spirit and received the Call of God to serve, preach, teach and shepherd!

After graduating high school, I went to the University of Valley Forge where I was grounded in the Scriptures and met the sweetest girl on earth, Shelley Lynn Baker. After graduating in 1991, we got married that same year and have been on an incredible journey ever since. We are proud parents of two incredible children: John (born in 1997) & Alison (born in 2001).

Our call from God has taken us to Minerva, OH; Albany, NY; Niles, OH; Allentown, PA and now to Westchester County, NY! I am passionate about Jesus, God's Word, Faith Bible Church and serving people.

Faith Bible Church has a dedicated team of leaders who serve the Lord and the church faithfully.

"Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory." - Proverbs 11:14

  • pastor emeritus

    rev. carmine a. zottoli, jr.

    Reverend Carmine Zottoli is an ordained minister, with the International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies (formerly the Christian Churches of North America). Reverend Zottoli, along with his wife Maria, founded FBC in November 1986. He serves as the Pastor Emeritus. Pastor Zottoli previously served on the Eastern District Presbytery as the Director of Lay Ministries and was subsequently elected to the Executive Board of the I.F.C.A. where he has been serving for the past 15 years. Maria, his wife of 43 years has gone home to be with the Lord. Pastor Zottoli has three adult children and four grandchildren. He recently married Deborah Robbins, who has two adult children and one grandchild. They reside in Carmel, NY.


    eugene cialini

    Eugene Cialini came to faith in Christ as a teenager in 1980. He graduated from Nyack College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies in 1987, and currently holds ministry credentials with IFCA. Eugene has been part of the Faith Bible Church family for over 25 years and during that time has served as an usher, and a teacher for both Adult and Youth Sunday School classes, as well as Children’s Church. Eugene has also been a leader in the Youth Ministry and Men’s Ministry, and served as a deacon for two years prior to his appointment as Elder in September 2016. You will also see Eugene worshipping as a vocalist in the music ministry. 

    Eugene has been married to Kris since 1987. They have three adult children; Nicholas, Samantha & Timothy.

  • trustee

    shelly walters

    Shelly-Ann Walters from the Island of Trinidad &Tobago came to Christ in 1987. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. In 1988 she  became a member of the New Testament Church of God in the Bronx. She served in various ministries including Church Treasurer for over 12 years. In 2002 lead by the Holy Spirit, she married her husband Donald Pee Wee Walters, who also attended the same church. After having their son Shelldon they relocated to Westchester County 2006. They visited many churches in the area looking for a home church. Eventually they visited Faith Bible Church where they fell in love with the preaching and the move of the Holy Spirit. Her husband joined the worship team and she worked in the nursery where she still serve. In 2016 she was asked to assist the CFO of FBC with the finances which she did. In August 2019 she joined the Board of Trustees. 

    For her, it's an honor serving the Lord. Her desire is to continue growing in the Lord and fulfill His call upon her life.

  • trustee

    courtney smith

    Courtney Smith has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Faith Bible Church for the past five years.  Courtney has over 20 years of finance experience and is currently an Executive Director and head of the Media, Telecom and Technology finance business at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.  He earned a BS degree in Finance and Management Information Systems from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. 

    Courtney lives with his wife Cheryll and their children in Mohegan Lake and has been a faithful member of FBC for the past 12 years.     

  • trustee

    kathy conte

    Kathy Conte came to Christ in January 1972 and immediately became a member of Fortress Bible Church in Mount Vernon. Kathy worshipped there until July 1997, when she moved to Yorktown Heights. Having known Pastor Zottoli and Maria when they were ministers at Fortress Bible Church, Kathy knew the Lord was leading her to attend FBC. While she was a member at Fortress, Kathy taught pre-teen bible classes and was Secretary of the Women’s Fellowship for several years, organizing several women’s retreats and teaching the Word of God. Upon coming to Faith Bible Church, Kathy immediately became a leader in the Women’s Ministry, assisting Sister Maria, and also began teaching adult bible classes. When sister Maria became sick, Kathy stepped in as head of the ministry and is still currently serving in that capacity. Kathy joined the Board of Trustees, serving in the capacity of Secretary in September 2008.

    “My goal is to grow closer to the Lord every day and for Him to use me to be a light for Him to my family and my church. In my capacity as a bible teacher, Women’s Ministry Leader, and secretary on the Board of Trustees - my goal is to be the best I can be ‘in Him’ and to ‘seek first His kingdom’.” – Kathy Conte

  • trustee/deacon

    patrick garrick

    Patrick Garrick grew up in the church from birth, but he came to know Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1984. He has been married to his wife Deon, who is the Head of the Music Ministry for 24 years, and they have been blessed by God with three beautiful and talented children. Patrick and his family have been faithful members of Faith Bible Church for eight years, and he has served as Deacon for the past four years. As a Deacon, Patrick works with all church departments to help build the kingdom of God.



    Victor Cataquet accepted the Lord while at a Billy Graham Crusade in 1970.  He has completed four years of Biblical Studies at The Assembly of God Spanish Eastern District Bible Institute in 1998 while a member at Fordham Manor Church in the Bronx. During his membership at Fordham Manor Church, he served as a maintenance worker and the Men’s Ministry Leader. He has been a part of the FBC family for 15 years, where he serves as an Usher, and an Evangelism Ministry Leader. He has also been a Deacon for the past two years.  Together, he and his wife Juanita have served as Children’s Sunday School teachers, Drama Ministry Actors, Married Couples Ministry Leaders and AA for Christ Leaders as well as Evangelism Team Leaders—all for the Glory of God. They have also conducted Sunday service at Kingsbridge Nursing Home.   

    He and his wife Juanita have been married since 1994. They have four adult children, Rolando, David, Daniel and Belinia, and 8 grandchildren. 

  • church secretary

    mirian lombardi

    Mirian Lombardi is a Brooklyn native who moved to Westchester County over 20 years ago. Raised in the Catholic church adulthood lead her spiritually in a different direction. Mirian was saved in 1996 while being a member of the Open Door church in her native neighborhood. She has strived in a career within the accounting field for over 35 years. She is presently working full time at a Company name Industrial Medicine Associates for over 16 years. She is married to her husband Franco Lombardi for 14 years, they have a blended family of four adult children and two granddaughters. Mirian has been a member of Faith Bible Church for 11 years and has faithfully served as the church's secretary for 7 years. Mirian continues to grow by the spirit in Christ, she enjoys serving others especially the elderly. She enjoys exercising daily outdoors, spending time studying the word on Saturday mornings and she looks forward to praise and worship on Sunday mornings!!!